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There are 9 ways to get from Fort William to Whitby by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Darlington
  4. Take the train from Darlington to Whitby

$91 - $193

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Train, night train  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  3. Take the night train from Newcastle to Whitby

$81 - $175

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Bus, night train, train  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Dundee City Centre, Forum Centre 226 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Dundee to Darlington
  3. Take the train from Darlington to Saltburn

$101 - $151

Bus  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
  3. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Middlesbrough
  4. Take the bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 4 to Whitby, Bus Station X4 / ...

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Whitby 325.2 miles

$70 - $110

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Scarborough

$110 - $372

Bus to Inverness, fly to Manchester, train  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Manchester (MAN) INV - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Scarborough

$124 - $324

Bus to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, train  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to East Midlands (EMA) GLA - EMA
  3. Take the train from Derby to York
  4. Take the train from York to Scarborough

$126 - $302

Bus, train to Aberdeen, fly to Newcastle, train  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Dyce
  3. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Newcastle (NCL) ABZ - NCL
  4. Take the train from Newcastle to Whitby

$180 - $419

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Whitby is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Whitby is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Whitby station. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Whitby, Bus Station via Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard and Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Fort William to Whitby. However, there are services departing from Fort William and arriving at Whitby via Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh and Darlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 27 min.

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The distance between Fort William and Whitby is 239 miles. The road distance is 325.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Whitby without a car is to train which takes 10 h 27 min and costs £70 - £150.

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It takes approximately 10 h 27 min to get from Fort William to Whitby, including transfers.

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Fort William to Whitby bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Fort William, Bus Station.

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Fort William to Whitby train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Fort William station.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Whitby is to train which takes 10 h 27 min and costs £70 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Whitby.
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  • Distance: 239.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 27 min

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Whitby, North Yorkshire, England?

You can take a train from Fort William to Whitby via Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh, and Darlington in around 10 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Whitby via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard, Middlesbrough, and Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 4 in around 13 h 13 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Aberdeen to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Inverness to Dyce
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $80
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Night train from Dundee to Darlington
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Derby to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Whitby
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Saltburn
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Night train from Newcastle to Whitby
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $45
Train from Inverness to Dyce
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$23 - $35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $27
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Train from York to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Bus operators
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Dundee City Centre, Forum Centre
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 4 to Whitby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
shielbuses.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Fort William to Whitby bus services, operated by Arriva North East, arrive at Whitby, Bus Station.

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Fort William to Whitby train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Whitby station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Whitby is 325 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to drive from Fort William to Whitby.

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easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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